June 2019 – There are now 187 major construction projects in the Nashville area. Data shows 70+Active Cranes. What’s Cookin’ Nashville
Crane Watch: The Big Map of Projects
An interactive feature tracking the development frenzy in Davidson County.
“Some parts of downtown are zoned for high buildings, and some are zoned for mid-rise or low-rise buildings and that’s just appropriate calibration for each neighborhood and what it needs,” Priest said.
Much of the new development is going South of Broadway. The neighborhood known as “SoBro” will look shockingly different in the coming months. There are at least seven new hotels going up in the area around Music City Center, some of them more than 20 stories tall.
“The amount of stuff that’s happened and how fast it’s happened is head-spinning, even for us here, I’d say,” said Adam Sichko with the Nashville Business Journal, which keeps close tabs on new development with Crane Watch. “People very suddenly noticed traffic is getting worse, cost of living is rising and that building that was there and was torn down … now there’s a five or 10 or 15-story building in its place. People are uncomfortable with the pace of change as much as anything.”